You Are Not Alone

In the year of 2058, Beijing becomes uninhabitable due to air pollution and sandstorms. People are forced to live underground, including a teenage girl. The girl wants to see her sister working above-ground and she sets out with two robotic friends: an intelligent sports car and a teddy bear. However, their joinery to the ground is not as easy as expected.

  • Yufeng Li
    Director
  • Yufeng Li
    Writer
  • Yufeng Li
    Producer
  • Ting Wang
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Environmental, Politics, Social
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • 11th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival (2015)
    New York, USA
    June 10, 2015
    USA Premiere
    Best Animation
  • 1st 12 Months Film Festival (2015)
    Cluj-Napoca,Romania
    June 1, 2015
    Nominee
  • Short of Year Film Festival
    Online Festival
    June 23, 2015
    Official Selection
  • IndiEarth Animation Film Festival
    Nandanam Chennai, Tamilnadu,India
    June 26, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Best Shorts Competition
    8837 Villa La Jolla Drive #13131 La Jolla, CA, USA
    July 7, 2015
    Award of Excellence: Animation (Student)
  • Cartoon Club
    MAIN VENUE, ARENA CARTOON E RIMINICOMIX Piazzale Federico Fellini – Rimini
    September 9, 2015
    Official Selection
  • TMFF - The Monthly Film Festival
    Online Festival
    July 31, 2015
    Official Selection
  • COLOR International Film Festival
    Gujarat ( INDIA )
    September 30, 2015
    Official Selection
  • IN.S.A.N.E. Animation Film Festival
    Malmö Sweden
    September 11, 2015
    Official Selection
  • International Peace & Film Festival
    Online Festival
    August 25, 2015
    Rising Star Award
  • Chefchaouen International Film Festival
    Online Festival
    September 19, 2015
    Official Selection
  • MetroCAF 2015
    New York, USA
    September 25, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Animasyros 8.0
    Hermoupolis, Syros island, Cyclades
    September 24, 2015
    Official Selection
  • 19th Videomedeja - International Video Festival
    Novi Sad, Serbia
    October 23, 2015
    Official Selection
  • CutOut Fest 2015
    Querétaro, México
    November 16, 2015
    Official Selection
  • La Rana Film Fest 2015
    University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
    October 23, 2015
    Audience Award
  • Visionaria
    Santa Maria della Scala, Piazza Duomo 2, Siena 53100
    October 8, 2015
    Official Selection
  • FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM POUR L’ENFANCE ET LA JEUNESSE DE CHEFCHAOUEN
    4067, boul St-Laurent, bureau 400-A Montréal Québec H2W 1Y7 Canada
    September 9, 2015
    Official Selection
  • 13th Up and Coming Internationales Film Festival Hannover
    up-and-coming Int. Film Festival Hannover Lange Laube18 30159 Hannover Germany
    November 19, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Online Festival
    January 9, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Third Culture Film Festival
    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    April 15, 2016
    Social Impact Award Nomination
  • Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 30, 2016
    Award Of Recognition-Animation (Student Short)
  • Animation Nights New York
    New York
    United States
    June 8, 2016
    Official Selection
  • International Festival of Environmental Films of Chefchaouen / Morocco
    Chefchaouen
    Morocco
    June 27, 2018
    Finalist
Director Biography - Yufeng Li

Yufeng Li, born in China, 1990, is a CG artist engaging in the field of independent animation. He began to learn 3ds Max at the age of 10. Now, he is a 3d generalist adept in 3d animation, modeling, rendering, VFX and post-production.

He graduated from Pratt Institute, Digital Arts, 3D Animation and Motion Arts MFA program in May, 2015. His thesis film is 3d animated film You Are Not Alone.

He received many national and international awards including animateCologne 2013 Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards, Finalist Award of Aniwow2010!, Bronze Medal of National Colleglate Animation Competition.

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Director Statement

My film is set in the environment issue of Beijing, China nowadays, but it is a story about the humanity and the society other than addressing an environmental problem.

Hope is a beautiful lie. However, it is still one of the best things in life. We used to believe many wonderful things told by the society, just like the girl in my film, trusting what was told by her sister on the screen. Nevertheless, when we try our best to pursue our hope, it is different from what it has been told. They told us to work hard for a better environment, but they provided us with fake news report. They told us to fight for freedom, but they sent tanks to block our way. The lonely girl in my film made her dream come true, at the cost of her life, finally found out that her hope was a lie. Nonetheless, she was not alone anymore.

Although hope is a lie, we cannot live without hope. We need to think about it when we find out the truth. The environment issue of Beijing is not a simple environmental problem. The pursuit of our hope and dreams is not an easy joinery can be achieved only by enthusiasm. It is not wise to stand against the tanks alone, but it makes more sense than doing nothing. I cannot give the perfect solution by making such a short film. I can only give my point. If you are cheated by the best things in life, you are not alone.